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Calling LREC to report an outage Before calling to report an outage, please check your


breakers. If you check your breakers and your power re- mains off, contact your neighbor to see if their power is also out. This can help determine if the outage is wide-  Please be patient if the lines are busy. During major


outages, our telephone lines are overloaded with members calling to report their situation. You may also report an outage through the automated system. For the automated system to serve you more quickly during an outage, LREC needs the correct primary phone number for your account. We never take the phones off of the hook, and answer calls 24 hours a day. All calls are answered in the order they are received. Once we receive your report, your location


is logged into our computer system and crews are then dispatched for repairs.


If you have special needs that require electricity for your well being, for example life support systems, please notify us of your circumstance by completing a form on our website and submitting it to one  any question, please call Lake Region Electric Cooperative at 918-772-2526 or 800-364-LREC.


You can cut your heating bill without investing a dime in equipment or materials. Lots of companies are advertising ex- pensive heaters that they claim will save you huge sums on - ten learn that one product on its own rarely has such power, and that most of them take years, even decades, to deliver the promised savings. Save your money. It does not have to cost you much to stay warm indoors this winter and shave a few bucks from your heating costs. Five examples:


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 3 4


  pet hair and other particles that live in your home’s air so they can not get into your furnace and clog it up. But if your  your furnace needs air to operate properly. If it can not operate properly, it will run too often or too long, and it might leave you feeling cold and tempted to crank up the thermometer. So  if you live someplace with dusty or dirty outdoor air). Do the 


 “reverse” setting so the blades create a subtle updraft, which pushes the warm air that naturally rises to the ceiling back down into the room. The fan does not actually warm up


Get out your caulk gun. A hole or a crack in a wall, window or door sends your cozy, conditioned air right outside and invites cold outdoor air indoors. Plug them with caulk or weath- er-stripping. A tip: Hold a lighted candle or stick of incense near a window or door and notice if it sways. If it does, you have got a draft that needs sealing.


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Turn your thermostat down at bedtime. If you set it back 10 degrees for eight hours at a time and do it every night (reverse it in the summer), you can slash around 10 percent of your heating and cooling bills, the Department of Energy estimates. A tip: If you have a 1825201 program- mable thermostat, set it to do this consistently so you will not forget.


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the room, but it makes the air feel warmer so you will be more comfortable.


Open the blinds. If it is sunny outside, that natural warmth will radiate into the house through your windows, which means your heating system will not have to work so hard to keep the house comfortable. Close them when the sun goes down to keep the cold out.


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